corona virus The Indian Premier League (IPL) schedule has been disturbed due to the pandemic. The officials of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) want to organize the IPL in India, but the Kovid 19 epidemic is not allowing it at the moment. In such a situation, the BCCI will have to think about its plan-B and in such a situation, once again the world’s most popular T20 league can be organized on foreign soil.
In India, the corona virus and its new variant have troubled people. If there is no reduction in corona cases before April, then BCCI will be forced to organize the T20 league abroad. According to the reports, the 15th season of IPL can be held in South Africa or Sri Lanka. Due to the Lok Sabha elections in 2009, this league was organized in South Africa.
Let us tell you that BCCI has postponed many domestic tournaments including Ranji Trophy and with this discussion has also started that what will happen to IPL 2022? Due to Corona, the 13th season of IPL was played in UAE, while half of 2021 season also had to be held in UAE. This is the reason that once again this T20 tournament may have to be organized abroad.
A BCCI official told The Indian Express, “We cannot depend on UAE all the time, so we have decided to explore more options. South Africa’s time difference also works well for the players. India’s time is 3 and a half hours ahead of South Africa’s time. In such a situation, if the match starts at 4 pm in South Africa, then it will be 7:30 pm in India and this is prime time for sports channels.
BCCI is also looking to organize IPL in South Africa because at present, a Test series is being played between India and South Africa, in which no problem has been seen so far. Cricket South Africa has resolved the issue of Corona very well. Even the new variant of Corona, Omicron, has also been found in South Africa.
“The place where the Indian team had stayed for the second Test is spread over several acres. The resort had a walking track and even a pond and this has made things easier for the players who have been confined to their rooms on several foreign tours for the past few years. In such a situation, the players will not have any kind of problem in such a resort even after being in the bio-bubble.